Girls Night In

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All-weather Maple-roasted Brussels Sprouts

on June 12, 2014

Last week I was enjoying the authentic South African hospitality of one of the women I work with at church. She invited me to spend time with her and her family at her home. It was lovely! Unfortunately, it resulted in my being disconnected from the internet, which is one of the challenges of international living, where you are essentially a guest in the homes of others. So I was disconnected, but I am back! And I have missed you Girls Night In!

I’m trying to eat more fruits and veggies, so when I found this recipe at Wellness Warehouse here in Cape Town, it looked easy enough for me to give it a try. It’s winter here, and cold, so a warm veggie dish is just the thing. This is just as good cold as hot, though, so it will work for those in summer climates also. It’s super easy, but does require that you crank on the old oven. 🙂

Here’s what you’ll need:
1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon maple syrup or maple-flavored syrup
1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper
1 punnet of Brussels sprouts (that’s a small container or bag or a pint or about 250 grams for those of us outside the Commonwealth)

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
Rinse Brussels sprouts and remove outer leaves.

Slice Brussels sprouts in half lengthwise.

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Mix vinegar, EVOO, syrup, salt and pepper together and add in Brussels sprouts (I mixed it all in the measuring cup for easy clean up).

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Spread the Brussels sprouts in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for 30-35 min. (This smells great!)

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Voila! Delicious caramelized Brussels sprouts!

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I haven’t tried it with other vegetables, but I bet this recipe would be just as tasty with green beans, snap peas, squash or carrots. Or maybe all of them roasted together! If I experiment further I’ll be sure to update in the comments.

Do let us know if you try this!

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One response to “All-weather Maple-roasted Brussels Sprouts

  1. Carole Brown says:

    Totally yum! Sounds great. I want to give this a try. Be sure to let us know how other veggies work w/this recipe. 🙂

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